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Frances King School of English is accredited by The British Council for the teaching of English as a Foreign Language.

Welcome to Frances King

Learn English, Live English in London

Frances King is a member of Quality English, the organisation of leading independent English language schools.

Dear Language Student, Frances King’s commitment to excellence has made us one of London’s leading English language schools, welcoming over 6000 students each year. The school was founded in 1973 and we now have 40 years’ experience of teaching English.

We are members of English UK, the organisation of accredited teaching establishments.

We promise you a professional language programme, adapted to your learning needs and interests, and an enjoyable cultural experience in our world city. All our staff – course and accommodation advisors, activity organisers, course directors and, above all, teachers – are here to help you make maximum progress with your English and enjoy your stay.

Frances King is also a member of IALC, the International Association of Language Centres.

We all look forward to welcoming you soon. In February 2012, we were inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). We are pleased that we achieved the highest of standards in all areas of the inspection. The inspection covers: 1. The quality of the curriculum, teaching and learners’ achievement. 2. Students’ welfare including health and safety. 3. The effectiveness of governance and management.

Garth Younghusband, Principal

Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility At Frances King we are committed to good practice, ethical behaviour, making a positive impact on society and striving to reduce environmental damage.

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For more information please contact:

2013 English Language Programmes

Frances King School of English 77 Gloucester Road London SW7 4SS United Kingdom Tel: Overseas: Fax: Overseas:

+44 20 7870 6533 +44 20 7341 9771

UK: 020 7870 6533 UK: 020 7341 9771

Email: info@francesking.co.uk

www.francesking.co.uk

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„„ General English „„ Academic „„ Business and Professional „„ One-to-One

40 Years’ Experience 1973 – 2013

„„ Families and Young Learners


The London Experience London is one of the world’s most exciting and fascinating cities offering enormous variety – a cultural capital city, with something for everyone.

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King’s Cross

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Choose Frances King for:

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Regent’s Park

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80 mins Brick Lane

„„ Programmes adapted to your language learning needs and interests – general, academic, business, and leisure.

15 mins Madame Tussauds

Frances King - Marylebone

25 mins Chinatown

Frances King - Kensington Square

Marylebone

25 mins Portobello Market

„„ Online support for your learning before, during and after your course.

30 mins Covent Garden

Barbican

30 mins West End

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70 mins Tower of London

Mayfair

Notting Hill

„„ Excellent facilities – self-access study centres and wireless Internet connection.

55 mins St Paul’s2.760 Cathedral mins

The City

20 mins Eros

Bayswater

Soho

40 mins National Theatre

Hyde Park

10 mins Kensington Palace

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20 mins Buckingham Palace

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30 mins London Eye

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South Kensington

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Chelsea 9 mins Natural History Museum

Walking distance from nearest Frances King School

55 mins Tate Modern 65 mins Tower Bridge

20 mins Westminster Abbey 9 mins Victoria & Albert Museum

„„ Frances King staff – a warm welcome and help when you need it.

Waterloo

Westminster

25 mins Big Ben

15 mins Harrods 25 mins Houses of Parliament

„„ Centrally located homestays mainly in travel zones 1 and 2.

„„ An exciting activity programme – make friends, practise your English and enjoy London.

25 mins Trafalgar Square

Belgravia

12 mins Science Museum

„„ Large school with a lively multinational atmosphere and students from over 50 countries.

„„ Residential, apartment, studio and hotel accommodation in travel zone 1. 70 mins The Gherkin

14 mins Royal Albert Hall

„„ Excellent locations in central London’s finest areas – Kensington, Belgravia and Marylebone.

55 mins Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre 65 mins The Shard


King’s Cross Frances King – Kensington

Our Schools in the Heart of London Frances King has schools in central London - in Kensington and Belgravia all year and in Marylebone in summer. All our schools are in travel zone 1 close to underground stations and tourist attractions. They are within easy reach of each other and are well-equipped with study centres and common areas where you can relax and practise your English with staff and other students.

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Regent’s Park

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Marylebone

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Warren Street

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Notting Hill

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Mayfair

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Hyde Park Kensington Square

High Street Kensington

Belgravia

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Our summer school for adults is five minutes’ walk from Bond Street underground station in the fashionable Marylebone area in the West End of London. Bond Street and Oxford Street are only a short walk away. „„ 20 classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards. „„ Self-access study centre with internet suite. „„ Wireless Internet. „„ Common areas with refreshment facilities. „„ Student services office.

Academic Examination Preparation Programmes

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Business and Professional English Programmes for Business & Professional People

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One-to-One One-to-One & One-to-Two Programmes

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Families and Young Learners The City Family Programme London Teenager Programme

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Programme Location Guide

„„ 20 classrooms, many with interactive whiteboards. „„ Computer laboratory. „„ Wireless Internet. „„ Common areas with refreshment facilities. „„ Student services offices.

A short walk from High Street Kensington underground station, the self-contained, secure residential campus is set in a beautiful garden square and has its own lovely garden. Our residential teenager programme takes place here in summer.

Chelsea

Kensington

Our school in Belgravia consists of two buildings near Victoria and Hyde Park Corner underground stations, Buckingham Palace and a short walk away from Hyde Park and the government district of Westminster, with Parliament and Big Ben.

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West Brompton

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Frances King – Marylebone Hyde Park Corner

Kensington

English Language Programmes

„„ 34 classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards. „„ 8 One-to-One classrooms. „„ Self-access study centres. „„ Computer laboratories. „„ Wireless Internet. „„ Coffee bar. „„ Common areas with refreshment facilities. „„ Student services offices.

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Our school in Kensington consists of three buildings – one opposite Gloucester Road underground station, one a short walk away in Wetherby Gardens and the other one in Kensington High Street. We also have annexes nearby. The world-famous Victoria and Albert, Natural History and Science Museums and beautiful Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace are just minutes away. The area has many shops, bars and restaurants and the famous shopping streets of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and the King’s Road are all nearby.

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The table and map show where our courses take place. If a course is available in more than one school, we will try to place you in the school you prefer. Some courses are only available in one school. The schools are all within easy reach of each other. This is a guide only and may be subject to change.

School Information Learning English at Frances King

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Living in London

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Accommodation

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Examinations

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Kensington

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Learning English with Frances King We are known as a friendly school and we try to help you feel at home and enjoy your time in London. We will ensure you learn well before, during and after your course in London.

Online Assessment

If you would like advice about the best programme for you, do our online assessment which includes an English test and a needs analysis. We will propose a suitable programme adapted to your learning needs and interests. Go to www.francesking. co.uk and click on “English test”. You can also do the online assessment after you have booked a programme and then choose language skill options and electives.

Before you arrive

When you complete the assessment, you will become a member of our online learning community, Frances King Online. You will get a report on your level of English and be able to use worksheets to start studying. You will also be able to find out more about the school and tell us more about yourself so that from your first day you will have a great experience at Frances King.

Online Support

Frances King Online enables you to access learning resources and communicate with other students. You will also be able to get information and help for your stay in Frances King and in London.

In the classroom

The emphasis is on spoken communication. „„ Grammar and vocabulary are introduced and practised in a systematic way. „„ Language skill lessons provide practice in listening, reading, writing and speaking. „„ Pronunciation practice and correction are also part of lessons. „„ Choose a Super Intensive or Intensive Programme and select from a range of interesting electives – Social, Business and Academic English or Culture, Arts and Media. „„ Teachers use a variety of teaching techniques including whole class teaching, and group and pair work. „„ Most classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards. „„ Teachers spend time getting to know their

„„ Our Welfare Officer can help you with any personal issues that you would like to discuss in private.

„„ Our Activity Programme Team can give you advice and suggestions on where to go and what to see in London, as well as the best ways to book tickets and get the best deals on events in and around London.

students and try hard to match the content of the lessons to students’ needs. „„ In most classes your teacher will provide the learning materials you need. If you are taking an examination course you will need to buy a course book.

Progress Tests and Progress Meetings

There are monthly progress tests and regular personal meetings with your teacher to review your progress. You will discuss how to achieve your goals.

Frances King Study Centres

Before or after your class you can use our self-access study centres. Learning activities include: „„ Internet based learning exercises. „„ DVD rental. „„ Listening and pronunciation. „„ Reading – with graded reading books, magazines and specialist materials. „„ Grammar and vocabulary

Age of students – General English Courses

The Frances King team are here to help you before, during and after your stay.

get the most out of your stay at Frances King and in London. They can help with using public transport, opening bank accounts, finding accommodation and work.

teachers trained to help

Students’ Ages

Student Services

„„ Our Client Services Officers help you

“You will find lovely

„„ Our University Placement Officer

Our General English Courses are suitable for adults of all ages.

„„ Your teacher will regularly set homework. „„ The school activity programme offers a great opportunity to practise your English while getting to know other students and discovering London, and some electives offer learning opportunities outside the classroom. „„ London offers a wealth of opportunities for you to improve your English. Your teacher can help with suggestions. „„ Guided project work may also be available.

Frances King Certificate

When you complete your course, with a satisfactory attendance level, you will receive a certificate showing the length of the course and the language level achieved.

King unforgettable.”

Lucia Rosetti, Italy

Frances King students come from more than 50 different countries. The nationality mix varies with the season. At all times you can be assured of lively, international classes.

Our “Club 8” Courses, minimum age 21, are suitable for working people.

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„„ Our Job Placement Service can help

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you to find paid employment.

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„„ Our Online Teachers can help you keep learning after your course. Go to www.francesking.co.uk/learnenglishonline for more information.

made my time at Frances

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Age of students – Courses for Business and Professional People

you for the TOEIC, FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS Examinations and advise on other examinations.

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Learning outside the classroom

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„„ Our Examinations Officer can register

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they, and my classmates,

offers free advice and help on all aspects of applying to universities and colleges in the UK.

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improve your English and

practice materials. „„ Examination practice materials and past papers.

Western Europe Asia and the Far East Central and South America Central and Eastern Europe Africa and the Middle East

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Living in London London is an exciting city to visit with its rich history and diverse culture and people. There are many world famous attractions to visit and events to participate in. London is a city at the forefront of the arts, culture, fashion and entertainment, and is waiting for you to explore.

Frances King Activity Programme

Discover the diverse culture and entertainment of London, Britain and beyond with our activity programme. Every month there is a new programme of language learning, sightseeing, cultural and leisure activities led by Frances King teachers. You can join as many activities as you like. Most events take place in the afternoons and evenings and there is also an event each weekend. There are morning Coffee Tours for those who study in the afternoons. Many events are free and others are low cost to our students.

Activities include: „„ Visits to some of London’s leading attractions such as the BBC Television Centre, the Houses of Parliament and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. „„ Weekly teacher-guided walks in interesting parts of London. „„ Entertaining learning events such as Pronunciation Games, Writing Skills Workshops and photography competitions. „„ Sports activities such as football, ice-skating and bowling. „„ School clubs to help you meet others with similar interests – the Film Club, the Art Club and the Extra English Club. „„ Visits to pubs and restaurants. „„ Weekly school parties at top night clubs in London. „„ Day trips to Greenwich, Brighton and the many exciting and varied markets London has to offer. „„ Special activities for 16 and 17 year olds.

Other Frances King Services Discount Tickets

Discounted tickets available to many top London attractions including London Zoo, the London Eye and Madame Tussauds.

Lunch Club

On two days a week you can enjoy a light lunch in small groups with Frances King staff or other guest native speakers. This is included in the price of Super Intensive Programmes.

Internship Programmes

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„„ Combine an English language course with a period of work for a London company. „„ Suitable for EU students and graduates aged between 18-35. „„ The objectives of the programme are educational and work is unpaid. „„ Minimum English level: Upper Intermediate „„ Internships are organised so that students can improve fluency by using English at work.

Tourism Information

www.francesking.co.uk/freetime www.visitlondon.com www.visitbritain.com www.timeout.com/london www.londontheatre.co.uk

Transport in London

www.tfl.gov.uk

Please ask for our Internship brochure for more information.

Gym Membership

We can organise temporary membership of a local gym with excellent facilities and very reasonable prices.

Students who wish to participate in the many afternoon events are advised to choose a morning course. Students who choose an afternoon course will be able to participate in evening and weekend events. See our website for this month’s programme: www.francesking.co.uk/freetime.

Example week: Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Weekend Excursions Edinburgh

Cambridge The Cotswolds Bath

Picnic in the park

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BBC Television Centre

Student party at Boujis

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Free musical performance in Trafalgar Square

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Bicycle tour of London

Excursion to Brighton

Oxford

We can recommend quality tour companies to you that offer special discounts to Frances King students. There are tours to Cambridge, Oxford, Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and other destinations outside the UK including Belgium and Paris.

London

Stonehenge

Canal walk

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General English Programmes „ „ For effective communication and fluency in everyday English. „„ Suitable for adults of all ages. „ „ Programmes adapted to your learning needs and interests. „„ Electives to improve your English for everyday work, study or social life. „ „ Opportunities to meet English speakers and explore London. „ „ Progress meetings with your teacher.

Choice of Programmes

„„ Super Intensive: General English, Lunch Club, Electives, Language Skills. „„ Intensive: General English, Electives. „„ Semi-Intensive: General English, Language Skills. „„ Part-time: General English.

General English

The course develops practical communication skills, with special emphasis on speaking and listening but also including reading and writing. By learning and practising new language in imaginative and structured lessons, you achieve greater fluency and accuracy in English. Grammar, vocabulary and colloquial English are covered systematically.

“I have really enjoyed my time in London at Frances Lunch Club

On two days a week you can enjoy a light lunch in small groups with Frances King staff or other guest native speakers.

Electives

„„ Social English for everyday life Focus on spoken communication through discussions, role plays, conversations and the presentation of ideas. Depending on the level, classes are based on functional, situational or topical language. „„ English for work and business Focus on English for international business communication. Classes include language for marketing, management, financial services and human resources as well as spoken English skills for meetings, negotiations and presentations. There may be visits to companies and financial institutions.

General English Programmes

2 Intensive General English Programme Lessons per week: 25. Timetable: „„ 9.00-12.00 (General English). „„ 13.10-15.00 (Electives). „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 1-48 weeks.

5 Part-time General English Programme – Morning Lessons per week: 15. Timetable: „„ 9.00-12.00 (General English). „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 2-48 weeks.

1 Super Intensive General English Programme Lessons per week: 30. Timetable: „„ 9.00-12.00 (General English). „„ 12.00-13.00 (Lunch Club). „„ 13.10-15.00 (Electives). „„ 15.10-16.00 (Language Skills). „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 1-48 weeks.

3 Semi-Intensive General English Programme – Morning Lessons per week: 20. Timetable: „„ 9.00-12.00 (General English). „„ 12.10-13.00 (Language Skills). „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 1-48 weeks.

6 Part-time General English Programme – Afternoon Lessons per week: 15. Timetable: „„ 14.10-17.00 (General English). „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 2-48 weeks.

Maximum class size: 15. Starting Dates: Every Monday1. Levels: Elementary and above, beginners accepted on Programme 3 only2.

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4 Semi-Intensive General English Programme – Afternoon Lessons per week: 20. Timetable: „„ 13.10-14.00 (Language Skills). „„ 14.10-17.00 (General English). „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 2-48 weeks.

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7 Part-time General English Programme – Evening Lessons per week: 6. Timetable: „„ 18.30-20.30 (General/ Business/ Examination English). „„ Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Length: 2-48 weeks. Professional people of age 21 and over may find a Club 8 Course more suitable – see page 18.

„„ TOEIC Examination Preparation Prepare for TOEIC and take the examination at Frances King at the end of every month. „„ A  cademic English to Prepare for University Focus on reading and writing skills foracademic study, note-taking and summarising skills, debating techniques, carrying out research and presenting data.

Language Skills

King. I have made lots of

Extra language practice options: conversation, vocabulary development, reading and writing.

friends from all over the

One-to-One Tuition

helped me to communicate

Add two or more One-to-One lessons a week at reduced prices for completely individualised learning.

world and my course has with more confidence and fluency.”

„„ Culture, Arts and Media Develop fluency with language input related to your cultural and artistic interests, British life, and media with activities in and outside the classroom.

Felipe C. Pereira, Brazil

General Notes Minimum levels for electives: Intermediate and above for English for work and business, Academic English to prepare for university, Culture, Arts and Media. Elementary and above for Social English for everyday life. You may change your elective during the programme. When Monday is a public holiday, courses begin on the following Tuesday: April 2; May 7, 28; August 27.

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2 “First Steps” Programme: Beginners and near beginners accepted on Programme 3 and on these dates only: January 7; February 4; March 4; April 2; May 7; June 3; July 1; August 5; September 2; October 7; November 4. Timetable: 1 lesson = 50 minutes 30 lessons = 25 hours’ tuition 25 lessons = 21 hours’ tuition 20 lessons = 16 hours 40 minutes’ tuition 15 lessons = 12.5 hours’ tuition 6 lessons = 5 hours’ tuition Minimum age: 16.

Christmas and New Year in London

„„ Combine study in London with a leisure and sightseeing programme in the afternoons and weekends. 8 Christmas Programme Maximum class size: 15. Lessons per week: Week 1: 12 lessons, December 23, 24, 27. Week 2: 16 lessons, December 30, 31; January 2, 3. Timetable: „„ 9.00-13.00. Length: 1-2 weeks. Levels: Elementary and above. Starting date: December 23 (1-2 weeks); December 30 (1 week).

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Semester and Academic Year Programmes „ „ Suitable for students between school and university or work and those intending to study at a British University. „„ Fluency achieved through a long period of study and immersion in English language and culture. „ „ Personal study programme adapted to your needs and interests drawn up at the start of your course. „ „ Opportunities to meet English speakers and explore London. „„ Option to take Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL or TOEIC Examinations. „ „ Progress meetings with your teacher.

Choice of Programmes

„„ Intensive: General English/Examination Preparation, Electives. „„ Semi-Intensive: General English/ Examination Preparation, Language Skills.

Intensive Semester/Academic Year Programme

„„ General English: development of language and communication skills. „„ Cambridge, IELTS or TOEFL: preparation for examinations.

Choose from these electives „„ Social English for everyday life. „„ English for work and business. „„ TOEIC Examination preparation. „„ Academic English to prepare for university. „„ Culture, Arts and Media. See page 12 for details of these electives.

Semi-Intensive Semester/Academic Year Programme – Morning

„„ General English: development of language and communication skills. „„ Language Skills: extra language practice options – conversation, vocabulary development, reading and writing. „„ Cambridge, IELTS or TOEFL: preparation for examinations.

Semi-Intensive Semester/Academic Year Programme – Afternoon

“I practised my oral communication skills which One-to-One Tuition

I could not really do in

Example Semester/Academic Year Programme.

Add two or more One-to-One lessons at reduced prices for completely individualised learning.

Intensive University English Programmes

„„ Suitable for students preparing for a first degree or postgraduate study (Pre-Masters). „„ General English, Academic English and Examination Preparation. „„ One-to-One tutorial programme with lessons, research and assignments in your subject.

Japan. The school has a 36 weeks

General and Social English, Culture, Arts and Media

good atmosphere and my

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teachers and classmates

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are all friendly. This

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experience will be very

Holiday

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useful for my future job.”

IELTS Preparation and Academic English

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„„ General English: development of language and communication skills. „„ Language Skills: extra language practice options – conversation, vocabulary development, reading and writing. „„ IELTS: preparation for examinations.

Masashi Maeda, Japan

Semester and Academic Year Programmes

Maximum class size: 15. Programme length: 28 weeks (24 weeks’ tuition and 4 weeks’ holiday) 36 weeks (30 weeks’ tuition and 6 weeks’ holiday) 42 weeks (36 weeks’ tuition and 6 weeks’ holiday) 48 weeks (40 weeks’ tuition and 8 weeks’ holiday) There will be 2 extra weeks’ holiday for those present from December 23, 2013 – January 6, 2014. Levels: Elementary and above. Starting dates: every Monday1.

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9 Intensive Semester/ Academic Year Programme Lessons per week: 25. Timetable: „„ 9.00-12.00 (General English). „„ 13.10-15.00 (Electives). „„ Monday to Friday.

11 Semi-Intensive Semester/Academic Year Programme - Afternoon Lessons per week: 20. Timetable: „„ 13.10-14.00 (Language Skills). „„ 14.10-17.00 (General English). „„ Monday to Friday.

10 Semi-Intensive Semester/Academic Year Programme - Morning Lessons per week: 20. Timetable: „„ 9.00-12.00 (General English). „„ 12.10-13.00 (Language Skills). „„ Monday to Friday.

12 Intensive University English Programme Lessons per week: 26. Timetable: „„ 9.00-12.00 (General English, IELTS or Cambridge Examination Preparation). „„ 13.10-15.00 (Electives, including Academic English). „„ Monday to Friday. „„ One-to-One tutorial programme, one lesson weekly. Length: 12, 24, 36 weeks. Levels: Intermediate and above.

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| Semester and Academic Year Programmes

General Notes Minimum levels for electives: Intermediate and above for English for work and business, Academic English to prepare for university, Culture, Arts and Media. Elementary and above for Social English for everyday life. You may change your elective during the programme. When Monday is a public holiday, courses begin on the following Tuesday: April 2; May 7, 28; August 27. Timetable: 1 lesson = 50 minutes 26 lessons = 21 hours 50 minutes’ tuition 20 lessons = 16 hours 40 minutes’ tuition Minimum age: 16.

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Examination Preparation Programmes „ „ Preparation for success in Cambridge, IELTS and TOEFL Examinations. „„ Advice and testing to choose the right examination. „ „ Guided use of study centres for extra practice. „ „ Programmes adapted to your learning needs and interests. „„ Electives to improve your English for everyday work, study or social life. „ „ Opportunities to meet English speakers and explore London. „ „ Practice examinations with feedback from your teacher. „ „ Progress meetings with your teacher.

Cambridge Preparation Programmes

Maximum class size: 15.

13 Super Intensive Preparation for FCE or CAE Lessons per week: 30. Timetable: „„ 9.00-12.00 (Cambridge Preparation). „„ 12.00-13.00 (Lunch Club). „„ 13.10-15.00 (Electives). „„ 15.10-16.00 (Language Skills). „„ Monday to Friday. Levels: Upper Intermediate and above.

Choice of Programmes

„„ Super Intensive: Examination Preparation, Lunch Club, Electives, Language Skills. „„ Intensive: Examination Preparation, Electives. „„ Semi-Intensive: Examination Preparation, Language Skills. „„ Part-time: Examination Preparation.

Cambridge First Certificate and Advanced English Preparation

Cambridge Programmes prepare you for all elements of the FCE (First Certificate in English) or CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) examinations: Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking. Programmes include intensive practice of language and skills required as well as examination techniques.

14 Intensive Preparation for FCE or CAE Lessons per week: 25. Timetable: „„ 9.00-12.00 (Cambridge Preparation). „„ 13.10-15.00 (Electives). „„ Monday to Friday. Levels: Upper Intermediate and above. 15 Semi-Intensive Preparation for FCE or CAE Lessons per week: 20. Timetable: „„ 9.00-12.00 (Cambridge Preparation). „„ 12.10-13.00 (Language Skills). „„ Monday to Friday. Levels: Upper Intermediate and above.

IELTS Programmes prepare you for all elements of the examination: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. This includes essay writing, describing and interpreting graphs and charts and practice in the receptive skills of reading and listening.

TOEFL Preparation

TOEFL Programmes prepare you for this American examination. Programmes include intensive practice of language and skills required as well as examination techniques. Differences between British and American English are explored.

Lunch Club

Starting and examination dates: Exam

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Electives Choose from „„ Social English for everyday life. „„ English for work and business. „„ TOEIC Examination Preparation. „„ Academic English to prepare for university. „„ Culture, Arts and Media. See page 12 for details of these electives.

Language Skills

Extra language practice options: conversation, vocabulary development, reading and writing.

TOEIC Preparation

Students taking a Super Intensive or Intensive Programme can choose the TOEIC Preparation elective each month. Frances King is an official TOEIC Examination Centre and the examinations take place on Friday afternoons at the school.

Starting Dates

Length

Examination Date

January 14

10

March 232

March 25

12

June 11

July 1

8

August 22

July 1

4

July 26

July 29

4

August 22

September 2

4

September 27

September 16

12

December 3

January 7

10

March 162

March 25

12

June 12

July 1

8

August 23

July 1

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July 25

July 29

4

August 23

August 273

4

September 212

September 16

12

December 4

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This is the date for the written examination. The aural/oral examinations will take place on another day during the same week. The written examination is held on a Saturday. August 26 is a public holiday and the programme starts on Tuesday, August 27.

You get to know all about the examination and can take mock tests. I got a successful result!”

The elective is available in weeks commencing: January 21; February 18; March 18; April 22; May 20; June 24; July 22; August 19; September 23; October 21; November 25.

One-to-One Tuition

Add two or more One-to-One lessons at reduced prices for completely individualised learning.

On two days a week you can enjoy a light lunch in small groups with Frances King staff or other guest native speakers.

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IELTS Preparation

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IELTS Preparation Programmes

Maximum class size: 15. Starting dates1: 8 weeks (Courses 16, 17, 18): January 7; February 4; March 4; April 2, 29; May 27; July 1, 29; August 27; September 23; October 21. 8 weeks (Courses 19, 20): January 7; March 4; April 29; July 1; August 27; October 21. 4 weeks (Courses 16, 17, 18): July 1, 29 Levels: Intermediate and above. 16 Super Intensive Preparation for IELTS – Morning Lessons per week: 30. Timetable: „„ 9.00-12.00 (IELTS Preparation). „„ 13.10-15.00 (Electives). „„ 15.10-16.00 (Language Skills). „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 4/8 weeks. 17 Intensive Preparation for IELTS Lessons per week: 25. Timetable: „„ 9.00-12.00 (IELTS Preparation). „„ 13.10-15.00 (Electives). „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 4/8 weeks.

Annina Manser, Switzerland

18 Semi-Intensive Preparation for IELTS Lessons per week: 20. Timetable: „„ 9.00-12.00 (IELTS Preparation). „„ 12.10-13.00 (Language Skills). „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 4/8 weeks. 19 Semi-Intensive Preparation for IELTS – Afternoon Lessons per week: 20. Timetable: „„ 13.10-14.00 (Language Skills). „„ 14.10-17.00 (IELTS Preparation). „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 8 weeks. 20 Part-time Preparation for IELTS – Afternoon Lessons per week: 15. Timetable: „„ 14.10-17.00 (IELTS Preparation). „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 8 weeks.

TOEFL Preparation Programmes 21 Semi-intensive Preparation for TOEFL Maximum class size: 15. Lessons per week: 20. Timetable: „„ 9.00-13.00 (TOEFL Preparation). „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 4 weeks. Levels: Upper Intermediate and above. Starting dates1: January 7; February 4; March 4; April 2, 29; June 3; July 1, 29; September 2, 30; October 28; November 25. General Notes 1 When Monday is a public holiday, courses begin on the following Tuesday: April 2; May 28; August 27. Timetable: 1 lesson = 50 minutes 30 lessons = 25 hours’ tuition 25 lessons = 21 hours’ tuition 20 lessons = 16 hours 40 minutes’ tuition 15 lessons = 12.5 hours’ tuition Minimum age: 16.

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English Programmes for Business and Professional People „ „ Suitable for business and professional people and other highly motivated learners, minimum age 21. „„ Intensive learning in classes of 5 to 8 students. „ „ Programmes adapted to your learning needs and interests. „ „ Electives to improve your fluency for everyday social, work or business life. „ „ Opportunities to meet English speakers and explore London. „ „ Progress meetings with your teacher.

Choice of P rogrammes

„„ Super Intensive: Professional English, Lunch Club, Electives. „„ Intensive: General English, Electives. „„ Extra Summer: Business/Legal English, Lunch Club, Electives.

Professional English

The course focuses on achieving confident and effective spoken English for your everyday social or work needs. You will develop the communication skills needed in today’s international environment. Grammar and vocabulary are covered systematically. Lessons will also improve your reading and writing skills for work, travel and social situations.

Lunch Club

On two days a week you can enjoy a light lunch in small groups with Frances King staff or other guest native speakers.

Club 8 English Programmes – All Year

Maximum class size: 8.

22 Club 8 Super Intensive English Programme Lessons per week: 28. Timetable: „„ 9.00-13.00 (Professional English). „„ Monday to Friday. „„ 13.00-14.00 (Lunch Club). „„ 14.00-16.00 (Electives). „„ Monday to Thursday. Length: 1-12 weeks. Levels: Elementary and above. Starting dates: Every Monday1.

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23 Club 8 Intensive English Programme Lessons per week: 20. Timetable: „„ 9.00-13.00 (Professional English). „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 1-12 weeks. Levels: Elementary and above. Starting dates: Every Monday1. 24 Club 8 Combination English Programme Lessons per week: 22 or more. Timetable: „„ As for Programme 23 plus 2 or more One-to-One or One-to-Two lessons per week. „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 1-12 weeks. Levels: Elementary and above. Starting dates: Every Monday1.

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Electives

„„ English for Work and Business Focus on English for international business communication. Classes include language for marketing, management, financial services and human resources as well as spoken English skills for meetings, negotiations and presentations. There may be visits to companies and financial institutions and developmental workshops. „„ Social English for Everyday Life Focus on spoken communication through discussions, role plays, conversations and the presentation of ideas. Depending on the level, classes are based on functional, situational or topical language.

“The course was very intensive. My English improved so much that I was able to get a new „„ English for the Oil and Gas Industry Focus on language for management, human resources, engineering, sales and marketing or technical aspects of communication in the Oil and Gas Industry.

Club 8 Combination Course

Add One-to-One or One-to-Two tuition to the Club 8 Intensive Programme to concentrate on a particular skill, language area, or work project. Choose from 2 to 20 individual lessons per week to optimise your learning time in London. One-to-Two lessons are for two friends, colleagues or family members with the same level of English who wish to study together.

„„ Culture, Arts and Media Develop fluency with language input related to your cultural and artistic interests, British life, and media with activities in and outside the classroom.

Club 8 English Extra Summer Programmes 25 Club 8 Super Intensive Business English Programme Lessons per week: 28. Timetable: „„ 9.00-13.00 (Business English). „„ Monday to Friday. „„ 13.00-14.00 (Lunch Club). „„ 14.00-16.00 (Electives). „„ Monday to Thursday. Length: 1-8 weeks. Levels: Intermediate and above. Starting dates: July 1 (1-8 weeks); July 8 (1-7 weeks); July 15 (1 to 6 weeks); July 22 (1-5 weeks); July 29 (1-4 weeks); August 5 (1-3 weeks); August 12 (1-2 weeks); August 19 (1 week).

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26 Club 8 Super Intensive Legal English Programme Lessons per week: 28. Timetable: „„ 9.00-13.00 (Legal English). „„ Monday to Friday. „„ 13.00-14.00 (Lunch Club). „„ 14.00-16.00 (Electives). „„ Monday to Thursday. Length: 2/4 weeks. Starting dates: 2 weeks: January 7, 14; July 1, 15, 29; August 12. 4 weeks: January 7; July 1, 15, 29.

Extra Summer Programmes

Business English Intensive Programme focusing on English for international business communication with a choice of electives.

job where I now use my English everyday.”

Legal English Intensive Programme focusing on the language skills needed for communication in a legal setting with a choice of electives.

Financial English and Applied Financial Trading

A joint programme with our partners London Academy of Trading offers Financial English tuition and professional trading leading to a Diploma in Applied Financial Trading. Please ask for details.

General Notes Minimum levels for electives: Intermediate and above for English for work and business, Culture, Arts and Media, English for the Oil and Gas Industry. Elementary and above for Social English for everyday life. You may change your elective during the programme.

Belen Maldonado Pestana, Spain

Please ask for our English for Business and Professional People brochure for more information.

When Monday is a public holiday, courses begin on the following Tuesday: April 2; May 7, 28; August 27. Timetable: 1 lesson = 50 minutes 28 lessons = 23.5 hours’ tuition 20 lessons = 16 hours 40 minutes’ tuition Minimum age: 21.

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One-to-One and One-to-Two Programmes „ „ Completely personalised, intensive language training. „„ Immersion, intensive or flexitime courses. „ „ Teachers experienced in teaching English in the business and professional world. „ „ Maximum speaking time and correction of your errors – faster progress.

One-to-One Programmes

These programmes are completely tailor-made – a detailed needs analysis allows you to specify your needs and objectives before the course starts. A One-to-One programme will quickly improve your general or specialised English. We cater for many professional areas, including sales and marketing, finance, law and management. We can help you to prepare for business presentations, negotiations or meetings, and develop key communication skills such as telephoning, business correspondence and report writing. We also offer CV, interview and examination preparation for TOLES, ILEC or BEC.

One-to-One 9 Day Immersion

Suitable for business people with an urgent language learning need such as preparing for a presentation, a conference, negotiations or meetings abroad but who can only take one week away from work. This programme takes place over two weekends and the week in between. In addition, lunch is taken with a teacher. Participants should arrive on a Friday and be ready for classes to start on the following Saturday, but the programme can be adapted if necessary.

Starting dates: Every Monday or other days by arrangement1. Levels: All. 27 One-to-One 40 Maximum class size: 1. Lessons per week: 40, including lunch with teacher. Timetable: „„ 9.15-13.15. „„ lunch with teacher. „„ 14.15-17.15. „„ Monday to Friday. Length: 1-4 weeks or by arrangement. 28 One-to-One 30 Maximum class size: 1. Lessons per week: 30. Timetable: „„ 9.15-13.15 and 14.15-16.15. „„ Monday to Friday or other times by arrangement. Length: 1-4 weeks or by arrangement.

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30 One-to-One Flexitime Maximum class size: 1. Lessons per week: 2-40. Timetable: „„ By arrangement. Length: Any number of weeks. 31 One-to-Two Flexitime Maximum class size: 2. Lessons per week: 2-40. Timetable: „„ By arrangement. Length: Any number of weeks.

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Our One-to-One Centres

Tuition for adults takes place in our dedicated executive centre. There are 8 One-to-One teaching rooms arranged around a student area with the following facilities and services: „„ Computer access. „„ Wireless Internet. „„ TV, newspapers and magazines. „„ Free refreshments. „„ Help with planning your free time in London. „„ Social events including dinner with a teacher.

Weekends and out of hours

We are able to arrange One-to-One and One-to-Two lessons at weekends and out of normal school hours both at school and other central London addresses such as a hotel or office.

These programmes are for two friends, colleagues or family members with the same level of English who wish to study together.

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We also have a One-to-One Centre for young learners.

One-to-Two Programmes

One-to-One and One-to-Two Programmes

“The One-to-One course

32 One-to-One 9 Day Immersion Maximum class size: 1. Lessons: 72, 8 lessons daily, including lunch with teacher. Timetable: „„ 9.15-13.15. „„ lunch with teacher. „„ 14.15-17.15. „„ Saturday to Sunday. Length: 9 days or by arrangement. General Notes When Monday is a public holiday, courses begin on the following Tuesday: April 2; May 7, 28; August 27. Timetable: 1 lesson = 50 minutes 72 lessons = 60 hours’ tuition 40 lessons = 33 hours 20 minutes’ tuition 30 lessons = 25 hours’ tuition 20 lessons = 16 hours 40 minutes’ tuition Minimum age: 16.

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Home Tuition

„„ Maximise your progress by living in your teacher’s home and taking One-to-One lessons. „„ Full board accommodation – breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken with your host teacher. „„ Participants are matched with teachers according to background, interests and hobbies. „„ Homes are comfortable - private bathrooms and internet access are available. „„ Students who are hosted in the London area are free to join the activity programme of our Kensington school and get all the benefits of home tuition with the opportunity to make friends and enjoy London with other students from around the world.

Frances King Corporate Clients

We have taught employees from a wide range of organisations including: ABC International Bank, Santander, Accenture, Agip, Alitalia, Al Jawaby Oil Services, Banca di Roma, BBC World Service, BHP Billiton, BOC Gases, Bosch, BP, Chanel, Citibank, Clarins, Daimler-Benz, Deloitte & Touche, Deutsche Bank, ENI, Gucci, IKEA, IBM, ING, Itochu Corporation, Kelloggs, KPMG, La Guardia di Finanza, Louis Vuitton, Lufthansa, Lukoil, Macpetrol, Mobil, Monsanto, Nestle’, Nikko Europe, Nomura Research, Ogilvy & Mather, Pernod-Ricard, PWC, Renault Finance, Saatchi & Saatchi, Saipem, Samsung, Schweppes, Shell, Siemens, Sonangol, Swiss Bank Corporation, Volvo.

English and business needs and has helped me to deal with my job more effectively and efficiently.”

Oleg Nezboretsky, Ukraine

„„ Choose from General English, Academic English, Business English, Examination Preparation. „„ Students who are hosted in the London area are free to join the activity programme of our Kensington school and get all the benefits of home tuition with the opportunity to make friends and enjoy London with other students from around the world. „„ Choose from General English, Academic English, Business English, Examination Preparation.

Please ask for our Home Tuition brochure for more information.

Transfers and Accommodations

We can arrange for you to be met at any London airport or Eurostar terminal. Accommodation can be arranged in nearby hotels, studios and apartments or in an executive homestay.

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Family Programmes „ „ Courses for children aged 8-16, optional courses for parents and other family members in central London. „„ Children must be accompanied in London by a parent or guardian. „ „ We can arrange accommodation in homestays, residences, studios, family apartments or hotels in excellent areas. „ „ Activities on 3 afternoons a week and weekend excursions outside London.

Junior Course

This fun course is designed for 8-16 year olds. 7 year olds are accepted if an older sibling is also taking a course. The emphasis is on spoken English and communication activities. New language – vocabulary, colloquial English, idioms, grammar – is introduced and practised in small groups. Imaginative activities and group project work encourage real communication and rapid learning and there may be a visit to a local museum or park.

„ „ One-to-One and small group programmes by arrangement throughout the year.

Winter Programme Course 33 and 34 starting dates (2013): January 7 (1-4 weeks); January 14 (1-3 weeks); January 21 (1-2 weeks); January 28 (1 week); December 23 (1-6 weeks); December 30 (1-5 weeks). Week commencing December 23: 12 lessons /week. December 25 and 26 are public holidays. Week commencing December 30: 16 lessons/ week. January 1 is a public holiday. Course 33 and 34 starting dates (2014): January 6 (1-4 weeks); January 13 (1-3 weeks); January 20 (1-2 weeks); January 27 (1 week).

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While their children are at school in the morning, parents and other adult family members have the option of also taking a course at Frances King. In summer parents may take the Family Programme Adult Course and older brothers and sisters a General English course. Outside the summer they can choose from the range of General English programmes or, for those of 21 or over, a Club 8 programme.

Trinity Spoken English Test

Children on a course of 2 weeks or more in the summer have the option to take a Trinity Spoken English test, an internationally recognised examination conducted by an examiner from Trinity College, London and suitable for all levels.

„ „ Scheduled programmes in Easter, Summer and Winter.

Family Programmes

“We all enjoyed our course

Easter Programme Course 33 and 34 starting dates: March 25 (1-2 weeks)1; April 2 (1 week)2 1 Week 1: 16 lessons/week, Monday-Thursday. Friday, March 29 is a public holiday. 3 Week 2: 16 lessons/week, Tuesday-Friday. Monday, April 1 is a public holiday.

Summer Programme Course 33 and 34 starting dates: June 17 (1-11 weeks); June 24 (1-10 weeks); July 1 (1-9 weeks); July 8 (1-8 weeks); July 15 (1-7 weeks); July 22 (1-6 weeks); July 29 (1-5 weeks); August 5 (1-4 weeks); August 12 (1-3 weeks); August 19 (1-2 weeks); August 27 (1 week)1.

Course Location

The summer programme takes place in our two Belgravia schools. One building is mainly for children and the other mainly for their parents. They are a short walk from each other. Family members between ages 17 and 20 study in our Kensington or Marylebone schools. The Winter and Easter programmes take place at our Kensington schools.

Your Free Time

Families are free outside class times to enjoy London’s many attractions and can take part in a special family activity programme. Juniors must be accompanied by an adult family member.

33 Family Junior Course Maximum class size: 15. Lessons per week: 20. Timetable: „„ 9.00-13.00. „„ Monday to Friday. Levels: Beginner and above.

35 Family Junior Course – Afternoon Maximum class size: 15. Lessons per week: 15. Timetable: „„ 14.00-17.00. „„ Monday to Friday. Levels: Beginner and above.

34 Family Adult Course Maximum class size: 10. Lessons per week: 20. Timetable: „„ 9.00-13.00. „„ Monday to Friday. Levels: Elementary and above.

36 Family Adult Course – Afternoon Maximum class size: 10. Lessons per week: 15. Timetable: „„ 14.00-17.00. „„ Monday to Friday. Levels: Elementary and above.

One-to-One and Mini Groups

We can arrange One-to-One and Mini Group tuition for children throughout the year in our Kensington or Belgravia schools. Please ask for more information.

English. The school is very friendly and looked after our family very well.”

Accommodation for Families

„„ Parents and children on the Family Programme in the summer, can choose from homestay, Vancouver Studios, Southside & Eastside Residences, Think Apartments, budget apartments   and hotels. „„ Parents and children on the Family Programme, at other times of the year, can choose from homestay, The Residence (children must be 14+ years), Vancouver Studios, Think Apartments and hotels.

General Notes When Monday is a public holiday, courses begin on the following Tuesday: April 2; May 7, 28; August 27. Timetable: 1 lesson = 50 minutes 20 lessons = 16 hours 40 minutes’ tuition 15 lessons = 12.5 hours’ tuition Minimum age: Adult in charge: 21; Other adults: 16; Children: 8 (7 year olds are accepted if an older sibling is also taking part in the Family Programme). Travel to/from school: Children on these courses must be accompanied to and from the school each day by a parent or guardian of age 21 or over.

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Please ask for our Family Programme brochure for more information.

Course 35 and 36 starting dates: July 1 (1-4 weeks); July 8 (1-3 weeks); July 15 (1-2 weeks); July 22 (1 week).

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London Teenager Programmes „ „ Residential packages for teenagers aged 13-17. „„ Superb campus in Kensington Square, central London with garden and 24-hour security. „ „ There is a maximum of 75 residential students and 15 day students so close supervision and personal attention is guaranteed. „„ Accommodation is on campus with full board in single rooms with internet access. „ „ Choice of programmes to suit different interests – Discover London, Fashion and Style, Sports Fan.

Campus

The programme takes place at Heythrop College, a small self-contained campus which is part of the University of London. The entrance is in beautiful Kensington Square, near Kensington High Street Underground station in zone 1. The campus itself is arranged around a lovely garden. It is a unique, private and secluded environment in the centre of Kensington, only 10 minutes’ walk away from the main Frances King School.

Teachers

Our teachers are friendly, enthusiastic and caring, offering fun imaginative classes for all ages and abilities.

„„ An English-speaking environment, with teenagers from all over the world.

London Teenager Programmes 37 London Teenager Programme – Residential Maximum class size: 15. Lessons per week: 20. Activities: Afternoons and evenings. Levels: Elementary and above. Course length: 2, 3, 4 or 6 weeks. Start dates: 2 week course: (13 nights) June 30; July 14; 28. 3 week course: (20 nights) June 30; July 21. 4 week course: (27 nights) June 30; July 14. 6 week course: (41 nights)1 June 30. Arrivals are on Sundays, departures on Saturdays.

“I improved my vocabulary and practical use of English Accommodation and Meals

Students live on campus in a multi-storey residence. There are 11 single rooms per floor with separate male and female floors. One or two staff members stay on each floor. There is Internet access via students’ own laptops. Each room has a wash basin and Internet point. Showers and toilets are shared. All meals are taken on campus. There is a choice of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including a vegetarian option.

Weekly Excursion

Excursions take place in the London area or nearby where there is a wealth of attractions. Excursions may include a river trip to Greenwich and bus or train to Hampton Court, Windsor or Brighton.

The programme consists of: „„ 15 lessons a week of General English. „„ 5 lessons a week of one of these options: Discover London, Fashion and Style or Sports Fan. Lessons include vocabulary sets, language skills practice, and project work. Students prepare for their special outside visits in class. „„ Trips, workshops and visits each week related to the option. „„ Other fun activities in afternoons and evenings. „„ Weekly full excursion in the London area.

After breakfast, classes take place from 9.00-13.00. Lunch is from 13.00-14.00. There are afternoon activities until about 17.30. Dinner is from 18.00-19.00 followed by quiet time to do homework and keep in touch with family and friends. There are activities on campus every evening.

which will help me keep in touch with my new friends all over the world.”

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Students of ages 16 and 17, with parental permission, may leave the campus in pairs or small groups before dinner.

Daily Routine

38 London Teenager Programme – Day School Tuition and activities as for residential programme without accommodation, breakfast or dinner. Students should be dropped off at 8.30 and collected again at 17.45. Monday to Saturday. General Notes 1 Participants must be 16 or 17 to join for more than 27 nights.

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Living with a Homestay „„ Enjoy the comforts of a private home and immerse yourself in English life and culture. „„ The best way to develop your conversational English skills. „„ The most cost-effective way of staying in London, with friendly hosts, home cooking, pleasant conversation and comfortable surroundings.

These are the areas where we have most of our homestays – in Zones 1, 2 and 3.

Zone 6 Zone 5 West Hampstead Willesden Green Queens Park Kilburn

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Frances King homestay hosts…

„„ Welcome you and make you feel at home. „„ Respect your cultural background. „„ Encourage you to speak English. „„ Provide a clean and comfortable room with a desk for private study. „„ Clean your room and provide a regular change of bed linen. „„ Do some of your laundry or allow you to use their laundry facilities. „„ Provide a balanced diet if you choose to take meals. „„ Provide you with your own house key.

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Convenient Locations

Superior Homestay

„„ Standard and superior homestays are in zones 1 and 2 all year and we also use zone 3 during the busy summer period (from June to September). Private home accommodation is in zone 3 all year. „„ Executive homestays are in zones 1 and 2 all year.

FRANCES KING QUALITY RATINGS HH Standard accommodation HHH Superior accommodation HHHH Executive accommodation

London is a large city so you can expect to spend about 20-55 minutes each day travelling between your homestay and Frances King (and possibly longer during the summer months). Your host will explain the best way to travel to the school and help you to buy a Travel Card.

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Homestay Options Quality Rating HH Combine the comforts of a home environment with more independent living. Compared with other homestay options you will have less contact with your hosts. You can use the kitchen to prepare your own meals.

Standard Homestay

Quality Rating HH Good homes and food provided by kind hosts who live in convenient locations for our schools. No use of kitchen.

Quality Rating HHH Very good homes with a high standard of cooking and located in convenient locations for our schools. Private bathroom facilities are available for a weekly supplement. No use of kitchen.

Executive Homestay

Quality Rating HHHH Excellent homes in very good areas close to our schools with professional hosts offering an excellent standard of cooking. Private bathroom facilities. No use of kitchen.

A choice of Meal Plans

„„ Standard and superior homestay: choose from breakfast only OR 4 dinner plan (breakfast daily and dinner from Monday-Thursday) OR half board (breakfast and dinner daily). Private home: no meals, but use of kitchen. „„ Executive homestay: choose from breakfast only OR 3 dinner plan (breakfast daily and dinner on 3 evenings per week, arranged with homestay hosts).

“My hosts live in a lovely house and it is easy to get to school – they are very kind and helpful and always help me with my English, correcting me and talking with me everyday.”

Internet and Telephone

Internet access (Wi-Fi) via your own laptop is possible in most homestays and students need to request this at the time of booking. Not all families have Internet access, but we will do our best to arrange this for you. Students can receive incoming calls on the homestay telephone.

Other Students

There may be other students in a homestay, but no more than four in total. Two people may book together but otherwise there will be no other students who speak your language. There may be more than four students in private home accommodation.

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Homestay Selection

We take great care in selecting our homestays and visit each host before placing students. We regularly re-visit our hosts and develop close relationships with them which helps us to match students with suitable hosts. We check all feedback to ensure high standards.

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Residences and Apartments Residences

For independent living, a choice of residences, with meals or self-catering, available all year and in some of London’s finest areas – Chelsea and Notting Hill Gate. Suitable for students and young professionals.

Apartments

Superior self-catering serviced apartments, available all year and in an excellent location in Earls Court, suitable for families and professionals.

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Houses of „„ Superior, modern and recently refurbished self-catering residence with Parliament private bathrooms – high quality studios and twin rooms in a secure, Westminster Abbey comfortable environment.

„„ Excellent location within walking distance of Frances King Kensington schools and near the unique shops, fashionable restaurants and bars of the prestigious King’s Road in Chelsea (zone 1).

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Bowden Court (A20) Standard Half-Board Residence Quality Rating HH

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Minimum age 18, suitable for students and young professionals. Minimum stay 2 weeks, available all year. Rooms Single studios, twin rooms for single use or for 2 students booking together or shared with another Frances King student of the same sex. Travelling time 15 minute walk or 10 minutes by bus to our Kensington schools and 15-25 minutes by underground or bus to other Frances King schools. Bathroom facilities Private bathroom with sink and shower. Meals/kitchen facilities Self-catering. Single studios have a two-ring electric hob, combined oven/microwave and fridge. Twin rooms have a microwave and a fridge. Two shared kitchens with fridge/freezer, ovens, hobs, lockable cupboards, television and sitting area for Frances King students. Cooking equipment and utensils provided.

HH Standard accommodation HHH Superior accommodation HHHH Executive accommodation

We can also offer Deluxe Studios and Apartments (Fraser Suites and Citadines) and a range of 3 and 4 star Hotels (A28-A29), within walking distance of the Kensington school. Please ask for further details.

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Internet Data ports in each room with free internet access. Students can get a cable from reception. Communal areas have Wi-Fi. Cleaning/linen/laundry Bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens cleaned weekly. Bed linen provided but not laundered. Bring your own towels. Other facilities Television in each room and laundry. Deposit Credit card pre-authorisation of £300 to Frances King prior to arrival and will only be charged if damage is caused. Arrival Saturday or Sunday. Check-in 3pm, check-out 10.30am. 24 hour reception.

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Think Apartments (A15-A16) Superior 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments Quality Rating HHHH

Earls Court Underground

„„ Standard, half-board, newly refurbished residence offering single rooms with good student facilities including gym, study, games and TV room.

„„ Newly built and attractively designed serviced apartments with private bathrooms and well-equipped kitchens.

„„ Excellent location, 15 minutes by public transport to Frances King Kensington schools and near the fashionable shops, restaurants and popular Portobello market in Notting Hill Gate (zone 1).

„„ 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for 1-4 people, with separate living and sleeping areas – suitable for families and professionals.

„„ Our students have exclusive use of one floor of the residence.

„„ Our students have exclusive use of one floor of the residence, with fully equipped kitchens and seating area with cable television.

FRANCES KING QUALITY RATINGS

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Minimum age 18, suitable for students and young working people. Minimum stay 2 weeks, available all year. Rooms Single rooms only. Travelling time 15 minutes to our Kensington schools and 25 minutes by underground to other Frances King schools. Bathroom facilities Shared bathroom with baths and showers. Meals/kitchen facilities Half board (breakfast and dinner during the week and breakfast and lunch at weekends). No kitchen facilities. Microwaves and kettles availablein the TV room.

Telephone Incoming calls only. Payphone for outgoing calls. Internet Free internet connection. Students can buy a cable from reception. Cleaning/linen/laundry Bathrooms cleaned every morning, rooms cleaned 5 days per week. Bed linen provided and changed every two weeks. Bring your own towels. Other facilities Television in each room. Laundry, study, games and TV rooms with WiFi. Deposit £30 payable on arrival in cash. Arrival Saturday or Sunday. Check-in 11.30am, check-out 10.30am. 24 hour reception.

„„ Excellent location in Earls Court (zone 1) close to the shops and restaurants of High Street Kensington and a short journey by public transport to Kensington Gardens, Knightsbridge and some of London’s best museums. Minimum age 18, suitable for professionals and families with a parent/guardian 21 years and over. Minimum stay 1 week, available all year. Rooms 1 bedroom apartments (1-2 people) and 2 bedroom apartments (2-4 people). Travelling time 15 minutes walk or 5 minutes by underground to our Kensington schools, and 15-25 minutes by underground or bus to other Frances King schools. Bathroom facilities Private bathroom with shower, towels and toiletries. Meals/kitchen facilities Self-catering. Kitchen area with hob, oven, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. Cooking equipment and utensils provided.

Telephone Available by contacting reception for authorisation. Internet Free wireless connection. Cleaning/linen/laundry Weekly maid service. Towels and linen provided and changed weekly. Extra cleaning available at further cost. Other facilities Television and DVD, iron and ironing board. Deposit Credit card details required on arrival for additional expenses. Arrival Saturday or Sunday. Check-in 3pm, check-out 12pm. 24 hour reception.

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Other Accommodation Studios and Flatshares

A range of self-catering accommodation, available all year and suitable for students, young working people, families and professionals.

Summer Residences and Budget Apartments

In the summer, from June to September, we also offer a range of residences and budget apartments – all in convenient locations for our schools and suitable for students, young working people and families.

The Residence (A21-A22)

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Minimum age 18, suitable for students and young people on a budget. Minimum stay 4 weeks, available all year. Rooms Single, twin or shared room with another student. Travelling time 15-30 minutes by underground to Frances King schools. Bathroom facilities Shared with other students. Meals/kitchen facilities Self-catering. Kitchens, with cooker and fridge, shared with other students. Cooking equipment and utensils provided.

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Telephone / Internet Incoming and outgoing calls, free wireless connection. Cleaning/linen/laundry Rooms cleaned daily, towels and bed linen provided and changed weekly. Other facilities Television and DVD, laundry, communal sitting room and garden. Deposit None required. Arrival Saturday or Sunday. 24 hour reception.

Simply furnished shared flats in pleasant areas of London (zone 1 & 2) with the opportunity to meet other young people – students, travellers and working people.

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Minimum age 18, suitable for professionals and families with a parent/guardian 21 years and over. Minimum stay 1 week, available all year round. Rooms Single, twin for two people booking together (extra bed available). Travelling time 10-25 minutes by underground to Frances King schools. Bathroom facilities Private bathroom with shower. Meals/kitchen facilities Self-catering. Kitchen area with microwave, fridge and hob. Cooking equipment and utensils provided.

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Telephone / Internet Direct dial telephone and dial-up wireless connection (monthly connection and renewal fee). Skype not available. Cleaning/linen/laundry Rooms cleaned weekly, bed linen provided and changed weekly. Bring your own towels. Other facilities Television, iron and ironing board in each studio. Laundrette nearby. Deposit £200 payable in cash on arrival. Arrival Saturday or Sunday (departure Saturday). Students must confirm arrival details.

Attractively designed studios located in lively Bayswater (zone 1), close to shops and restaurants and the entertainment of popular Queensway.

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Minimum D age ROA ON 18, for students and young working Tsuitable EUS people all year and, outside of the summer, children 14 and over accompanied by a parent/guardian 21 years and over. Minimum stay 2 weeks (or Russell 4 weeks in July and August), Square available all year. British Museum Rooms Single, twin for two people booking together. Tottenham Courttime Road Travelling 7-10 minute walk to our Kensington schools and 15-25 minutes by underground to other Frances Holborn King schools. Bathroom facilities eet Fleet Str Private bathroom with shower. Leicester Square Blackfriars Meals/kitchen facilities Self-catering. Kitchen area with microwave, fridge and toaster. Cooking equipment and d an Str utensils provided. Shared kitchen also available.

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Small, well located studios, in a busy street in fashionable Kensington (zone 1) short stays only.

Vancouver Studios (A23-A24)

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Superior Summer Residences

Quality Rating HHH South Kensington Underground Available: July 13 – September 22

More Summer Residences During the busy summer period, we may place students, with their agreement, in different residences – always of a similar standard and with good facilities for students: „„ Convenient, central locations, close to Frances King schools. „„ A choice of meal plans (self-catering, bed & breakfast). „„ Excellent facilities and services.

Southside & Eastside Residences (A30-A31)

Modern superior residences within walking distance of our Kensington schools (zone 1) offering breakfast only or half-board. Minimum age 18, suitable for students, young working people and families with a parent/guardian 21 years and over. Minimum stay 2 weeks. Rooms Single and twin rooms. Travelling time 10 minute walk to our Kensington schools and 15-25 minutes by underground to other Frances King schools. Bathroom facilities Private bathroom with shower. Meals/kitchen facilities Breakfast only or half-board (evening meal supplement, A32). There are no cooking facilities. Fridges in the kitchen and a kettle in the room. Cafe/mini market to buy light meals.

| Studios and Flatshares

Telephone / Internet Incoming and outgoing calls with pre-paid telephone card (from reception) and wireless internet (connection charge). Cleaning/linen/laundry Rooms cleaned weekly, bed linen and towels provided and changed weekly. Other facilities TV room, laundry and sports facilities (extra charge). Deposit None required. Arrival Saturday or Sunday. 24 hour reception.

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Schafer House (A33)

Budget Self-Catering Summer Residence

Quality Rating HH Warren Street Underground Available: June 23 – September 15 Popular, budget, self-catering residence close to the West End, London theatres and shops of Oxford Street (zone 1). Minimum age 18, suitable for students and young working people. Minimum stay 2 weeks. Rooms Single rooms only. Travelling time 15-30 minutes by underground to Frances King schools. Bathroom facilities Shared bathrooms with shower. Meals/kitchen facilities Self-catering. Shared kitchen with microwave, fridge/freezer and oven. Cooking equipment and utensils provided.

Telephone / Internet Pay phone in reception, internet connection (weekly charge). Cleaning/linen/laundry Rooms cleaned weekly, bed linen provided and changed weekly. Bring your own towels. Other facilities TV room, laundry and courtyard. Deposit None required. Arrival Saturday or Sunday. 24 hour reception.

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London Solutions (A34-A35)

Self-Catering Budget Apartments Quality Rating HH Zone 1, subject to availability Available: June 15 – September 15

Budget, self-catering apartments with either 2 or 3 bedrooms in pleasant parts of London and close to underground stations. Minimum age 18, suitable for students, young working people and families with a parent/guardian 21 years and over. Minimum stay 1 week, suitable for students, young working people and families. Rooms 2 or 3 bedroom apartments. 2 bedroom: for up to 5 people; 3 bedroom: for up to 7 people. Living room and kitchen. Travelling time 20-30 minutes by underground to Frances King schools. Bathroom facilities Bathroom with shower/bath. 3 bedroom apartments have 2 bathrooms. Meals/kitchen facilities Self-catering. Kitchen with cooker and fridge /

freezer. Cooking equipment and utensils provided. Telephone / Internet Not available. Cleaning/linen/laundry Bed linen and towels provided but not laundered. Weekly light clean of apartment for stays of more than 2 weeks. Other facilities Television, washing machine. Deposit £300 by credit card swipe on arrival. Payment in full required to confirm booking and 6 weeks’ notice to cancel. Arrival Saturday or Sunday. Students must confirm arrival details and collect keys from the London Solutions office in Kensington.

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English Language Examination Information 2013 Examination

Cambridge FCE

Cambridge CAE

Which level?

Date of examination

E

4 week programmes: July 26 (PB) August 22 (PB) September 27 (CB) 8 week programmes: August 22 (PB) 10 week programmes: March 23 (CB) 12 week programmes: June 11 (PB) December 3 (PB)

F

4 week programmes: July 25 (PB) August 23 (PB) September 21 (CB) 8 week programmes: August 23 (PB) 10 week programmes: March 16 (PB) 12 week programmes: June 12 (PB) December 4 (PB)

The examinations take place on the Saturday after the end of the course.

C, D, E, F, G

IELTS

These dates are subject to availability and change, We will assist you to make alternative arrangements if necessary.

Please check dates on www.ets.org/toefl

D, E, F, G

TOEFL

Available dates in London do not always coincide with the end of a course but this examination can be taken in many countries.

How to Register

Do I have to take a special programme?

Results

Fee

Yes, Programme 12, 13, 14 or 15

2 months after examination

£125

Yes, Programme 12, 13, 14 or 15

2 months after examination

£130

4/8 week programmes: we will reserve a place for you when you book a course 10/12 week programmes: register in Frances King reception during the first week of your course

4 week courses: we will reserve a place for you when you book a course.

Yes, Programme 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

8 week courses: register in a Frances King reception during the second week of your course

Preparation can also be included in Semester, Academic Year and Pre-Masters programme

Within 2 weeks of examination

£135

Students are advised to register in advance of their course at www.ets.org/toefl or by telephone +31 320 239 540. Payment is by credit card

Yes, Programme 21

2 weeks after test

$185

2 weeks before examination date

No, but we recommend you take Programme 1, 2 or 9 and choose the TOEIC Elective

Within 7 days of examination

£75

TOEIC

C, D, E, F, G

January 25 February 22 March 22 April 26 May 24 June 28 July 26 August 23 September 27 October 25 November 29

BULATS

B, C, D, E, F, G

On request

1 week before examination date

No, but we strongly recommend you take One-to-One lessons

Same day as examination (after one week for speaking and writing papers)

£35

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

C, D, E, F, G

On request

Register in Frances King reception 1 week or more before examination date

No, but we strongly recommend you take One-to-One lessons

1 week after examination

£140

TOLES Higher +

C, D, E, F

January 24 March 22 June 20 August 22 November 21

Register when you book the course or at the reception 6 weeks before the exam

6 weeks after the exam

£120

Register in Frances King reception or 7 weeks or more before the examination date

4-6 weeks after the examination

£130

ILEC

E, F, G

March 16 May 11 August 10 September 14 November 16

BEC Vantage

D, E

March 15 June 06 November 30

BEC Higher

F, G

March 13 June 04, November 16

Register in Frances King reception, 7 weeks before paper based tests, 2 weeks before computer based test

No, but we strongly recommend you take programme 26 and One-to-One lessons

No, but we strongly recommend you take One-to-One lessons

£125 2 weeks after the examination

£130

• Examination fees are not included in the course price and must be paid by the date shown. • It is your responsibility to register for an examination after arrival at the school, except for 1) TOEFL - you must register yourself online. Please see information above. 2) 4-week FCE and CAE courses - register for the examination when you enrol for the course. • Details and fees are set by examination authorities and subject to change without notice. • Cambridge Examination dates are for reading, writing and listening papers. The speaking test will take place on another day during the same week, either before or after the other papers. • Frances King is an official Cambridge Examination Centre and the Computer Based (CB) examinations are held at the school. • All other exams are held at Central London locations.

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